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10% off Young Traveler discount based on the full land-only cost of the tour. Only applies to Globus and Cosmos; does not apply to Avalon Waterways, vacations including Oberammergau or Escapes Vacations by Globus. To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.
Big Savings For Small Groups
Big Savings For Small Groups
Traveling party of 5, 6, or 7 must travel from same origination point and must be advised at the time of booking. Discount on the land-only portion of core tour, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. Does not apply to Cosmos, Monograms, vacations including Oberammergau or Avalon Waterways. Not combinable with other group allowances. Travelers already traveling at a discount, such as children, do not count toward the party total. Offer reliant on space availability, and applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.
Triple Room Reduction
Triple Room Reduction
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Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
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Vacation your way before your Avalon YourWay French river cruise with two overnights in Paris. Spend two nights in Paris—the “City of Light.” See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid against ancient architecture. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer.Board a high-speed train from Paris to Dijon. You’ll tour Hotel-Dieu Charity Hospital—built in 1443 and home to Van der Weyden’s “The Last Judgement.” Sail to the Chardonnay wine region of Mâcon, enjoying cheese tasting on board. You’ll visit Lyon, a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Discover Lyon’s fascinating sights, including the Place des Terreaux with its famous fountain seen on postcards. Sample local cuisine on a guided culinary walk through this gastronomic capital of France. Beautifully nestled among vineyards and Roman ruins are the twin cities of Tournon and Tain. Take a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure of Roman ruins and 16th-century castle. Continue to Viviers for a guided walk through its charming village. Cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes, and sail on the Rhône River to Arles. See its 1st-century amphitheater still used today, and attend a painting workshop in the style of Van Gogh who was inspired here. Disembark in Port-Saint-Louis to continue your vacation your way in the South of France. Spend two nights each in beautiful Aix-en-Provence and Nice. Enjoy buffet breakfast daily, your personal Monograms Local Host® for guidance and assistance, destination guide with city map, and transfers to or from ship, hotel, and train stations.
Day 1: PARIS, FRANCE
Bienvenue en France!
Take free time today to fall in love with the world’s most romantic city. Get inspired by its architectural icons, exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques, and priceless artistic treasures.
Day 2: PARIS
Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Light Truly Shines
CLASSIC Join a Guided City Tour that shows the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées.
Spend your free time strolling through the Champs-Élysées for café au lait and croissants, see the exhibits at the Louvre, or visit Montmartre’s Basilica of the Sacré Cœur.
Consider browsing Paris’ classic shopping avenues and literary cafés for a true Parisian experience, or have your portrait sketched by a Parisian artist in the square at Place du Tertre.
Day 3: DIJON—BEAUNE—ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (EMBARKATION)
Take a High-Speed Train from Paris to Dijon, to drive on to Beaune.
CLASSIC Visit the Hôtel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden’s painting of the Last Judgment and one of France’s architectural highlights.
This afternoon, travel to St. Jean de Losne to board your Suite Ship®.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MÂCON
Day 4: MÂCON
Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône
Enjoy leisurely cruising en route to Mâcon along the majestic Saône River. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin.
DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship.
Enjoy live entertainment while sailing for Trévoux this evening.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN TRÉVOUX
Day 5: LYON
Adventures in Food and Wine in the Gastronomy Capital of France
Sail for lovely Lyon this morning.
CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux.
Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet.
DISCOVERY Be our guest for a WWII & French Resistance lecture on board your ship.
Later enjoy live entertainment after dinner.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON
Day 6: LYON
French Food and Wine—La Vie En Rose in Lyon
DISCOVERY Join a Culinary Walk through the city to discover why Lyon is known as the gastronomic capital of France.
The rest of your day is free to explore, relax, or shop in France’s third largest city. Take a bike from the ship and explore local produce markets and parks, or take a leisurely tour of the city’s more than 100 murals.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
EVENING CRUISE TO TOURNON
Day 7: TOURNON
A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards
CLASSIC Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon—one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage.
Enjoy a leisurely sail to Viviers after lunch.
World History in a Charming French Country Village
CLASSIC Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AVIGNON
Day 8: AVIGNON
The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence
CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the fortress city of Avignon—with its ramparts encircling the city—and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes.
Guided Optional Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region.
Explore Avignon on your own for the city’s art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet.
Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.
EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES
Day 9: ARLES
Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights
ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Walk.
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles—the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city, OR:
DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Workshop to learn the style and techniques of Vincent van Gogh. You’ll create your own painting in the style of the classic master who took inspiration from the Provence light and landscape in Arles.
Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) to immerse yourself in a truly unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer.
Take advantage of any free time remaining with a stop in Le Café van Gogh for a glass of wine, to relax and watch the world go by.
EVENING CRUISE TO PORT ST. LOUIS
Day 10: PORT-SAINT-LOUIS (DISEMBARKATION)—AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Leave your Avalon vacation upon disembarkation in Port-Saint-Louis, and take the included transfer to Aix-en-Provence to join your Monograms package. Your guided walking tour includes a visit to the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour, known for its interesting combination of architectural styles and The Burning Bush triptych art masterpiece by Nicolas Froment.
Day 11: AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Cézanne’s hometown. Your Local Host will help you get the most out of your stay.
Day 12: AIX-EN-PROVENCE–NICE
Travel by high-speed TGV train (first class) to Nice. Your guided sightseeing features the Promende des Anglais, originally built in the second half of the 18th century and the most famous boulevard in Nice and a walk through the charming Old Town.
Day 13: NICE
Your Local Host has recommendations for your full day at leisure on the beautiful Côte d’Azur.
Day 14: NICE
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Day 1 Paris: welcome to France
Day 2 Paris: guided sightseeing
Day 3 Dijon—Beaune—St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation): high-speed train to Dijon; motor coach transfer to Beaune, visit the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Mâcon: leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tasting
Day 5 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; lecture on board
Day 6 Lyon: culinary tour
Day 7 Tournon—Viviers: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral
Day 8 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes
Day 9 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop
Day 10 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)—Aix-en-Provence: transfer to Aix-en-Provence; guided walking tour, visit Cathedral of the Holy Saviour
Day 11 Aix-en-Provence: day at leisure
Day 12 Aix-en-Provence—Nice: travel to Nice by high-speed TGV train (first class); guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town
Day 13 Nice: day at leisure
Day 14 Nice: your vacation ends this morning
Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.
Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).
Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.
Extra nights per person in Paris:
in single room from $444 to $569, in twin room from $251 to $313
Extra nights per person in Nice:
in single room from $184 to $658,in twin room from $102 to $331
All prices per person based on double occupancy. Prices shown include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.
To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:
Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,199
P / Royal Deck / $1,299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,199
Special Interest Cruise: Culinary March 29; Wine Appreciation October 25
51-57 Rue De Courcelles
Paris , France
2 rue Scribe
Paris , France
3 Rue De Castiglione
Paris , France
24 Boulevard Du Roi Rene
Aix-En-Provence , France
12, Avenue Felix-Faure
Nice , France
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